Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is on trial due to efforts by President Yanukovych to destroy the very basis of a democratic society. Winning an election does not give the victor a free pass to place on trial the person defeated. Tymoshenko is charged with abuse of office due to a gas deal she negotiated while in office. Heck, George Bush is busy chopping wood in Texas despite having lied to the American people and caused the death of over 4,000 of our best young men and women.
A women’s group in the Ukraine, Femen, decided to protest the arrest of Tymoshenko by climbing atop a van near the courtroom in Kiev and bared their breasts. The women’s group believes all politicians could be charged with crimes due to their mistakes so why single out Tymonshenko?
The essence of a democratic society is allowing those who lost an election to live in peace.